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Felabration 2020 Goes Virtual, with WizKid, 2Face, Niniola, & Joeboy Among Guests

Felabration 2020 Goes Virtual, with WizKid, 2Face, Niniola, & Joeboy Among Guests

Otosirieze Obi-Young
Felabration 2020 Goes Virtual, with WizKid, 2Face, Niniola, & Joeboy Among Guests
Fela Kuti. Credit: fanart.tv.

The 2020 edition of Felabration, the music festival founded by Yeni Kuti in 1998 in honour of her father Fela Kuti, will be held online. The festival is an annual spectacle of concerts, film screenings, art exhibitions, a carnival, and lectures, seminars, and workshops. The events are usually held in different parts of Lagos, but Felabration is also a global moment, with celebrations organised in the US, the UK, Canada, and Brazil, among other countries.

Felabration 2020 Goes Virtual, with WizKid, 2Face, Niniola, & Joeboy Among Guests

The guests this year include WizKid, 2Face, Niniola, Wande Coal, Joeboy, WurlD, Bez, Falana, Antibalas, and of course Femi Kuti, Seun Kuti, and Made Kuti.

Speakers for The Fela Debate, themed “Colomentality,” are Arikana Chihombori Quao, Dr. Vincent Magombe, Dele Farotimi, and Kweku Mandela. The conversation could be joined on Zoom today, October 15, via this link.

Felabration 2020 Goes Virtual, with WizKid, 2Face, Niniola, & Joeboy Among Guests

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In our profile of Yeni Kuti last week, “A Musical Dynasty Consolidates Its Legacy,” she described Felabration as “a monument of relevance.” She also discussed her childhood, her grandmother Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti, her father Fela’s music, her parents’ marriage, and her family’s efforts to preserve their legacy.

Read “A Musical Dynasty Consolidates Its Legacy.”

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